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Hi I'm Kim

I'm the wife of a poet and the mother of two beautiful young girls. I write young adult and middle grade fiction. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I’m a stay-at-home mom to two beautiful young girls, and I’m married to a poet who loves to talk books with me. While reading is my favorite hobby, I also write middle grade and young adult fiction. I love the outdoors, music, and movies.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family that has been members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for generations. But, like many people who were raised in the "faith of their fathers," I eventually desired to know for myself if the things I had been taught all my life were true. You see, it wasn't always easy to be the only one who wasn't drinking alcohol or sleeping with her boyfriend. Then again, some of the most worthwhile things don't come to us easily. I'm so grateful that I was taught by my parents to ask God questions and to believe that if I asked in faith, He would lead me to truth through the power of His Holy Spirit. I did ask God if the church I belonged to--The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--was Jesus Christ's church, restored to the earth. And I got an answer. I'm still a member of the church today, and I'm teaching my children the same principles I was taught as a child. I know I'm lucky--I was born into the kind of faith that leads people who are seeking the freedom to practice their beliefs to leave their homes and comforts and to travel across a thousand miles of rough terrain to settle in the desert, knowing God would bless them. I'm lucky, yes. But I also asked, and I'll teach my children to ask, too. I know God answers prayers, and I know He wants us to be happy. I have found great peace in living the principles of the gospel that I was taught my whole life. God speaks to us, individually, if we will listen. He also speaks to us through a living prophet, just as He did during Old Testament times. His church is the same, yesterday, today, and forever. I'm so grateful to be a part of it.

How I live my faith

My faith is a part of everything I do. From the types of novels I write (squeaky-clean ones) to the way I spend my Wednesday nights and Sunday mornings (serving as an unpaid teacher and mentor to young women in my church ages twelve and thirteen), I am a Mormon. My children and I listen to the scriptures on CD while we crunch cereal, and we read the scriptures together as a family every night. We spend every Monday evening together in something we call Family Home Evening, where we hang out, eat goodies, and study a gospel topic. We pray before every meal and as a family every morning and evening. I love the way I live! I feel close to my Heavenly Father, and I know my husband and children do, too.